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Previous Grant Recipients
Below is a list of previous engagement grant recipients to have received a grant to help communicate psychology and its services to the public
2010 Public Engagement Grant Recipients
Content for mentalhealthcare.org.uk: an evidence-based website for family members and friends of people with psychosis
This project, in association with the Institute of Psychiatry, will create short filmed interviews of psychologists and other mental health professionals talking about different aspects of psychosis, treatment, care and support that relatives can give. These films will then be made available on the website. Catch up on news about this project.
Grant recipient - Elizabeth Kuipers
Grant amount - £7,500
Pedalling Psychology - Moving psychology beyond the syllabus and out of the lecture theatre
This project aims to engage with sixth form students in the South Wales/Mid Wales/Welsh borders on a range of environmental and health psychology-related topics, and bridge the gap between higher and pre-tertiary education. The grant recipients will be cycling between Cardiff and Worcester Universities over 5 days, visiting schools along the way to present a series of activities and teaching experiences.
Grant recipients - Tim Jones & Paul Sander
Grant amount - £1,382
Psychology Show for the Science Exhibition at the National Eisteddfod 2011
The Eisteddfod lasts for eight days and its Science Exhibition has historically drawn crowds in excess of 27,000. The funding will be used to purchase re-usable materials and equipment for the show, which will give attendees a deeper awareness of how psychologists study behaviour coordinating action, sensation and perception. The equipment, together with instructions on its use, will then be made available for other Society members to use. Catch up on news about this project.
Grant recipient - Wynford Bellin
Grant amount - £2,880
Men's Allotment Group: Meeting the mental health needs of men in Barking and Dagenham
This project, in conjunction with the Young at Heart Men’s Group, will establish an allotment project, open to all men within the borough of Barking & Dagenham, aimed at improving the mental health of isolated men who are at risk of depression and possible suicide. Additionally, the group will meet on a monthly basis to provide a forum for education and support over matters related to male health and well-being, as well as promoting social inclusion and skills development. Catch up on news about this project.
Grant recipient - Victoria Winson
Grant amount - £2,954
2009 Public Engagement Grant Recipients
Water efficiency and behaviour change masterclass
A masterclass for organisations responsible for promoting water efficiency, run in collaboration with Waterwise (NGO focussed on reducing water waste in the UK). During the masterclass, experts explained the psychological principles, gave some case studies showing how the principles have been successfully applied, and discussed with delegates the implications for their day-to-day work.
Held in early December 2009 at Defra’s offices, London. The first masterclass was over subscribed, and was so successful that a second was run in July 2010.
Grant Recipient - Kathryn Rathouse
Public Engagement Grant amount - £1,600
Educational DVD to promote an online mental health resource for primary school aged children
Website developed in conjunction with primary school children will be promoted via a DVD aimed at parents and children. The DVD will contain information on how to use the site, how to make the puppets children will see on the site, and information on how to talk to children about their worries, together with ideas for further support. The DVD will be reusable throughout schools and will be both educational and promotional.
Grant recipient - Sally Hodges
Public Engagement Grant amount - £5,000
Provide the psychological dimension to a website for bereaved young people
In collaboration with the Child Bereavement Charity, a young people’s advisory group will be set up to seek views and opinions of young bereaved people. These views will then be used as a foundation to develop a resource for parents, carers and educational professionals to give them greater insight into the needs and experiences of young people affected by death.
Grant recipient - Ann Rowland
Public Engagement Grant amount - £7,313
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